The Communist Party has condemned what it calls Chancellor Philip Hammond’s ‘steady as the economy sinks’ Autumn Budget.
CP general secretary Robert Griffiths said it reflected Tory priorities to ‘fill the boots of private enterprise with public money’ and shore up big business profits.
Continue reading “COMMUNISTS CONDEMN ‘STEADY AS THE ECONOMY SINKS’ BUDGET”
Communist Party general secretary Robert Griffiths released the following statement today (March 8) in response to the Spring Budget of Chancellor Philip Hammond:
Continue reading “A BUDGET FOR, BY AND OF THE RICH AND BIG BUSINESS”
The Tory attack on low paid workers, benefit claimants and people with disabilities will continue for years to come unless we get rid of this government.
Most of the cuts planned by ex-Chancellor Osborne are going ahead as planned through freezing in-work benefits, rolling out Universal Credit and slashing disability payments. At the same time there are yet more tax cuts for business and extra public subsidies for capitalist free markets in housing, transport and technical innovation that have failed so miserably up to now. Instead of pumping £8bn more into the private housing sector and accelerating the forced sell-off of Housing Association properties, that money could build 140,000 new homes – almost four times more than Chancellor Hammond unveiled today.
Continue reading “FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR TORY ATTACK ON THE POOR AND VULNERABLE”
Post-Brexit Britain is facing a fresh set of challenges that the left must be prepared for, says Robert Griffiths is general secretary of the Communist Party of Britain. Continue reading “Labour movement must have an alternative agenda for the EU exit.”
The ongoing revelations about the so-called Panama Papers reveal the venality, mendacity and parasitic nature of the Tories and the financial interests they represent. Continue reading “CP ECONOMICS COMMISSION – ‘Panama leaks, tip of the iceberg’”
High quality steel making is the foundation of a modern manufacturing economy and the whole industry in Britain must be returned to public ownership. Continue reading “CP demands public ownership of steel and defiance of ‘damaging’ EU rules”
The fact that workers in south Wales have to wait with bated breath for a decision on their future livelihoods to be made nearly 10,000 miles away says everything about the dysfunctional and undemocratic nature of modern capitalism. Continue reading “MORNING STAR – ‘Direct action could save steel’”
‘The steel industry in Britain is being destroyed by privatisation, this Tory government and our membership of the European Union’, Robert Griffiths told the Communist Party’s political committee on Wednesday evening. Continue reading “‘EU destroying Britain’s steel industry’, say Communists”
With the government determined to allow our steel industry to wither and die, it’s worth looking to the example of the Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, whose successful work-in saved British shipbuilding in the 1970s, writes Laurence Platt CP Midlands trade union organiser. Continue reading “Laurence Platt CP Midlands trade union organiser says “Steel can be saved!””
The Communist Party has issued the following response to the Tory Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review. Continue reading “COMMUNISTS ON AUTUMN STATEMENT – “Charity for the rich, austerity for the rest.””